Homicides are ticking up in DC again this year. We are up in the 160s, and many of these deaths are the result of gun violence. And, of course, many of those lost are people of color, on the far side of the Anacostia — which is awful, but predictable, because this is DC. We need our gun ban back.
15th Street, NW
Love the hand-crafted directness.
Ben’s Chili Bowl finally painted over its murals, because of the ongoing controversy surrounding Bill Cosby, one of the African Americans celebrated on its walls. The move was way overdue.
Alley – U Street
There’s a group of what look like earlier works on the Edgewood Wall that seem more old-school, psychedelic to me. I love them.
Lots of loss this year — including yesterday’s catastrophe — and we’re not done with 2016 yet. Hang in there, everyone.